NEWS DESK

There are lots of things happening in the village so please see the Events and Activities page.

Your local library bulletin for Thornbury Library

Annual Parish Meeting

The memorial Hall and WW1

Happy Parent, Happy Child

KNUS Mental Health Peer Support

Carers Breaks Service

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We’re looking for volunteers to join our team of ‘sitters’ to support the Carers Breaks Service in South Gloucestershire.

If you or someone you know lives in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire or Bath and could give up 2 to 3 hours per week (during a weekday, daytime) and can commit to volunteering for at least one year, then this opportunity could be for you! 

This service is great because it benefits the carer, the cared-for person and the volunteer: 

  • For carers, it provides a much-needed break. Many carers use this time to meet friends, go shopping, attend a fitness class or even get a pedicure. This service can be the only chance they get to take a break from their caring responsibilities, giving them an important opportunity to recharge their batteries.
  • For the cared-for person, it offers an opportunity to talk to someone new, in the comfort of their own home environment. At some ‘sits’, the volunteer and the cared-for person play board games, read together, watch TV or look at old photographs. 
  • For volunteers, the list of benefits is almost endless! For some who were carers, it’s the chance to give something back and support people who are still carers. For others, it’s the opportunity to meet new people.

You don’t need to have experience as a carer (or of working in the health or social sector) for this role as the Carers Support Centre provide training for all our new volunteers and offer workshops on various topics throughout the year.

If you or someone you know would like to find out more, please contact Marilyn Crump (Volunteer Co-ordinator) on 07840 818 316 or MarilynC@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Morton Drop + Collect

Dear Community Engagement Forum Members, SGC Councillors, Town and Parish Clerks and their Councillors,

We’re writing to let you know about a new lighter format Post Office branch we will be trialling in your area.

For further information please visit our Consultation Hub via the link below:
Consultation Hub – Morton Drop + Collect BS35 1AD

It would be helpful if you could share this link through your social media channels and with any local groups or organizations within the community to help our customers and your constituents understand what is happening.

Customer information materials will also be available at the premises of the new Post Office branch.

Charfield Station

Dear Community Engagement Forum Members, SGC Councillors, Town and Parish Clerks and their Councillors,

We are pleased to announce plans for a train station in Charfield have been granted planning consent.

The new station will be located adjacent to the former station site off Station Road and will include two platforms serving north and southbound journeys, a pedestrian footbridge, a bus stop, covered cycle parking, and car parking.

A new station in Charfield will:

  • improve access to jobs, education and a range of services and facilities
  • have at least one train every hour in each direction
  • help reduce congestion on key roads
  • support the recovery of the wider economy
  • improve transport links to Bristol North Fringe, Bristol City Centre, Filton Enterprise Area, Temple Quay Enterprise Zone, Yate and Gloucester
  • help achieve carbon neutrality in our area by 2030

Now planning permission has been secured work will progress on detailed designs for the station and highways improvements. Once these are complete a full business case and a request for funding will be submitted to the West of England Combined Authority.

A new project programme will be shared later in the year. 

Further information

For updates on the project please sign up to our project newsletter, which you can do by visiting our webpage. This newsletter will be used to update residents and other stakeholders on the project as it progresses.

We would also encourage you to like and follow the council’s Facebook page or Twitter account.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the project team via CharfieldStation@southglos.gov.uk

Shepperdine Road - Temporary Road Closure

Local and Financial Support

Featherbed Lane - Temporary Road Closure

Kington Road - Temporary Road Closure

Know Your Place and the Community Layer

Financial Support for Pension-age Residents

Green Space for Everyone

We developed a Green Infrastructure Strategy in 2021. Part of that was an Equalities Impact Assessment to think about how different people have different experiences of green space.

We don’t know enough about how you use and think about green spaces so we want to ask some questions.

Download it here

Volunteer drivers wanted

South Gloucestershire - Works4Youth

South Gloucestershire - Free Business Support

Free business training and advice to help your business start, grow and thrive.

Download leaflet here.

CrimeStoppers campaign

CrimeStoppers have announced a new campaign to fight rural crime. Full details can be found at: 

Rural crime | Crimestoppers (crimestoppers-uk.org)

A new poster and an accompanying leaflet are now available to download.